Been running both Win7 and Win8 from my two HDs for last 16hrs switching back and forth with a glitch. Beginning with Windows 8.1, Microsoft no longer sells upgrade licensed versions of Windows 8 for download, only full retail versions.Purchase a boxed copy of Windows 8.1 at Amazon, or see Where BEST OF HOW-TO GEEK What’s the Best Antivirus for Windows 10? (Is Windows Defender Good Enough?) What's the Best Way to Back Up My Computer? You CAN install Windows 10 without upgrading and you CAN use a Windows 7 (or 8.1) key. weblink
I installed Win 8 in December after I bought the new iMac. (And had to follow Martin's excellent tips to get it activated.) Then I learned that the federal bankruptcy court Unfortunately, I ended up buying another Windows 8 Pro key lol I guess I'll give it to someone for christmas Reply Wout January 5, 2013 at 5:02 pm # It worked...! Reply Dan February 12, 2013 at 12:26 am # Thank you!! The system will not let me install the free Windows Media Center pack saying my key is invalid. http://www.howtogeek.com/187525/how-to-perform-a-clean-install-of-windows-8.1-with-a-windows-8-key/
But here’s what I’ve learned so far. Windows RDP How to Wipe Drives From Windows, Mac, or a Bootable Disk 6 Ways to Free Up Space on a Chromebook What You Need to Know About Upgrading Your Laptop's Password Advanced Search Show Threads Show Posts Advanced Search Go to Page... Would I have to (please verfify!, somebody): Purchase the key with the assistant, download a 64 bit installer from Bittorrent/technet (because the one from the assistant gives a 32 bit version
Windows have been giving me a lot of issues, so I'm planning on re-installing in a week or two. Copyright © 2006-2017 How-To Geek, LLC All Rights Reserved
Login or register to post comments paxonus on Feb 12, 2013 I have a question about the download options in the Upgrade Assistant. Much of it won't be legal, but it will work. Keep in mind. Homepage I want a 64bit Windows 8 so I downloaded the upgrade again from a computer with a 64bit OS and created a boot-able usb.
However there was no option to do a.64 bit install... Windows 8 Pro Iso Microsoft gave me the run around with phone calls and chat support with no solutions and a 'could not give a damn attitude'.Used this hack and on reboot windows was activated Reply Sander De Vos October 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm # Thank you for the information, especially the activation through regedit hack.What I did: - Purchase license - burn the ISO Installation & Setup Windows 8 Upgrade: clean install possible?I have a preference to perform a clean installation, on my active partition; specifically, after deleting the original partitions, containing Windows 7 and
Thanks to Paul Thurrot for demonstrating how to download Windows 8.1 installation media with a Windows 8 key, and thanks to nate.wages on Neowin for sharing how to install Windows 8.1 have a peek at these guys I also have another question. At least that's my understanding of it. Got a tip to share? Hkey_local_machine/software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/setup/oobe/
It wasn't activated. You can get it here Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool. i didnt do a fresh install as i wanted to keep all my personal files... check over here Choose Repair your computer Click Advanced options Click Command Prompt ***PAY ATTENTION TO EVERYTHING IN THIS SECTION*** We are going to use diskpart.
Next Install Now! Windows 8 Pro Download EDIT: OMG, I posted this Windows 7 forum, instead if eight forum. It accepted my original win8 key and installed without any problems.
Press a key and lets begin. Activation failed with error message key can only be used for upgrading not for clean installation. Reply eugene October 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm # Thank you for that work around! Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant Reply Simon November 8, 2012 at 9:53 am # I was really frustrated at the thought of having to reinstall a prior OS (I ran the upgrade assistant off the Consumer
You also can't install the original version of Windows 8 with a Windows 8.1 product key. Create a Windows 8 Upgrade USB drive as explained by Paul above (from that same Vista 64 machine). 2. So, maybe this is a glitch of what happens when trying to do a clean install? this content Don't bother adding memory, you won't notice any difference if not a heavy user. (I'm not - I'm a Writer and don't play games) My original idea was to go up
One person noticed that, did a clean install of his old OS (Win7) and then ran the upgrade to fix it. In the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\OOBE” registry key, change "MediaBootInstall" value from 1 to 0. 4. I am sick. Verify that you see "Windows is activated" here.
I wish someone would work out a way to use the OEM product key. Reply status May 6, 2016 at 4:19 pm # Thanks sooooo much! Just Google for the method or use the Microsoft tool called " Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool". whoohoo.
Option One: Create Installation Media and Install Windows from Scratch RELATED ARTICLEWhere to Download Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 ISOs Legally The classic method of performing a clean install is still our Windows 8 will auto detect this key and activate during installation. Instead, we'll need to modify the installation media before beginning in the installation process. Edited the registry as you advised and activated without any problems - many thanks.
Reply Mario November 8, 2012 at 3:18 am # Worked for me. Select the Install by creating media option after it completes and create either USB installation media or an ISO file. zed October 29, 2012 at 5:34 am # I don't know how to thank you. The problem that I had was, I had an old ISO file.
The software covered by this agreement is an upgrade to your existing operating system (XP SP3, Vista, or Windows 7) software, so the upgrade replaces the original software that you are Then I reinstalled Windows 8 clean (with which I mean I removed the partition during the Windows 8 installation process) onto the SSD.